Job profile – Site Manager

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under About us - find a job.

Grade H

  • Location: Shearlegs Road Depot
  • Service: Property and Assets
  • Line Manager: Project Manager / Service Manager
  • Car user status: Casual

Job purpose

Key responsibilities of the postholder:

  1. To ensure conduct and behaviour demonstrates a commitment to the core company values and promotes cross service working to achieve excellent customer service and outcomes
  2. To support, coach and develop team members in line with company policies and procedures to maximise their full potential, ensuring both personal and organisational objectives are met
  3. To be proactive in all aspects of health & safety management to comply with current legislation, including CDM Regulations, promote a culture of good health and safety practice within the working environment, ensuring personal responsibilities to yourself and others are discharged in line with company policies and procedures.
  4. To demonstrate a positive, diverse, and inclusive attitude to both internal and external customers, colleagues and business partners
  5. To effectively coordinate and supervise resources engaged in the delivery of construction projects.
  6. To monitor and manage subcontractor performance
  7. To assist in the preparation of programmes for construction projects in order to achieve targets.
  8. To monitor and manage progress of projects against programme to ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within specification and budget and to the Client’s satisfaction.
  9. To ensure compliance with appropriate specifications (including tests such as material sampling).
  10. To deliver quality services with an appropriate framework (e.g. Best Value, Q.A.) to increase customer satisfaction.
  11. Oversee and proactively monitor budgets to make best use of funds available while making value for money decisions
  12. Such other responsibilities allocated which are appropriate to the grade of the post.




  • Supervision of construction activities.
  • Health & Safety regulations, including CDM Regulations.
  • Dealing with employees / sub-contractors on site.
  • IT literate including word, excel, outlook          
  • Working as part of a diverse and inclusive workforce


  • Time Served Trade NVQ Level 3 in a construction related subject (or have equivalent construction related experience working as part of a construction delivery team).
  • Willingness to work towards a management development qualification i.e. NVQ level 4 Site Supervision, ILM level 3 in leadership and Management or equivalent
  • SMSTS Health and Safety qualification or a willingness to work towards
  • Full Driving Licence or ability to meet the transport requirements of the role

Knowledge of:

  • Principles of Construction.
  • Building Regulations
  • Budget monitoring
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate a good understanding of equality and diversity and the ability to evidence how this would be displayed within the workplace



  • Design and build
  • Contract Management


  • HNC or equivalent qualification in a construction related subject.
  • 3 Day First Aid Qualified
  • Scaffold Inspection
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Relevant professional/managerial qualification.

Knowledge of:

  • Financial control
  • Contract administration
  • Local Government policies & procedures
  • Project management
  • Programming – sequence and critical path activities.
  • Working with a diverse range of customer

Competency definitions

Relevant competency

Deciding and Initiating Action Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people; takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activity and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions which may include tough choices or considered risks.  
Working with People Shows respect for the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well.
Writing and Reporting Writes convincingly; writes clearly, succinctly and correctly; avoids the unnecessary use of jargon or complicated language; writes in a well structured and logical way; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience.
Planning and Organising Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organises resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.   Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; sets high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals.   Following Instructions and Procedures Not challenging authority; follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates commitment to the organisation; complies with legal obligations and safety requirements of the role.  
Coping with Pressures and Setbacks Maintains a positive outlook at work; works productively in a pressurised environment; keeps emotions under control during difficult situations; handles criticism well and learns from it; balances the demands of a work life and a personal life.  
Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm; works hard and puts in longer hours when it is necessary; seeks progression to roles of increased responsibility and influence; identifies own development needs and makes use of developmental or training opportunities.